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Old 02-13-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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Recoil spring

I'm new to Sig pistols and I just posted up a thread about my recent purchase of a used Sig P229 in 40S&W. I also bought a Grayguns stainless steel guide rod for it because it has the stock polymer rod. My P229 appears to be an older model, maybe very early 2000's, based on my research but the weapon appears to have a very low round count. I'm thinking like 200-400 rounds, if that, by looking at the barrel hood and slide rails. It wasn't even dirty when I field striped it after I got it home. It just needed a little quick cleaning and lubing.

Now, I'm wondering if I should go ahead a replace the guide rod spring because the gun is probably 10+ years old? I don't know a lot about Sig's so is the spring life span based soley on rounds fired or shelf life too? It locks up tight and feels very solid. The spring appears to be is perfect shape, no fraying.

Also, I looked at Topgunsupply.com and they seem to have 2 different springs listed for the P229 in 40S&W, so if I should change out the spring which do I get?

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:06 AM   #2
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Recoil springs wear out through cycling, not sitting static for a number of years. I'd think your stock spring is still just fine for a couple thousand more rounds.
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Recoil springs wear out through cycling, not sitting static for a number of years. I'd think your stock spring is still just fine for a couple thousand more rounds.
Agreed. If it appears like the gun has not been shot much you probably have a long life ahead of you on that spring. Welcome from Music City!
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Awesome, thanks!
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If you can fire away the spring is good. When it gets weak you will get feed or more likely eject issues.
You can look at Top gun for a bar-sto barrel that will let your 229 shoot 9mm. You will need a 9mm recoil spring and your mags would feed 9mm fine for target shooting.
I did mine and really like it.

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If you can fire away the sring is good. When it gets weak you will get feed or more likely eject issues.
You can look at Top gun for a bar-sto barrel that will let your 229 shoot 9mm. You will need a 9mm recoil spring and your mags would feed 9mm fine for target shooting.
I did mine and really like it.
Yeah, I have already looked into converting it to 9mm, can't you also convert it to 22lr with a conversion kit?
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Yeah, I have already looked into converting it to 9mm, can't you also convert it to 22lr with a conversion kit?
I think so, but never looked into it. Sig service can give you good info on it.
Enjoy the 229 it is a great platform.
I found the grip just a little big over the years. I got a Hogue G10 grip from Midway and it really helped a lot. It is closer to the backstrap so the entire grip is a little smaller. Great traction and feel, as well as looks good.
I understand the aluminum also does, but more than I wanted to fork over.
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I think so, but never looked into it. Sig service can give you good info on it.
Enjoy the 229 it is a great platform.
I found the grip just a little big over the years. I got a Hogue G10 grip from Midway and it really helped a lot. It is closer to the backstrap so the entire grip is a little smaller. Great traction and feel, as well as looks good.
I understand the aluminum also does, but more than I wanted to fork over.
Yeah, I looked at the G-10 grips, but I'm having a hard time wanting to fork out over $100 for grips. To be honest, I kinda like the look of the checkered wooden grips.
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wood grips can be slippery if you sweat a lot.

recoil spring should be blue.
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wood grips can be slippery if you sweat a lot.

recoil spring should be blue.
True... damnit, I guess I'll be looking into the G-10's after I get moved.
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oh they do look good
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